Post Thumbnail

The Digital Entertainment Group posted its third quarter numbers and digital distribution was up 23 percent, and accounted for an all time high of 13.5 percent of consumer spending on home media. The rise in digital distribution wasn't enough to hold the rest of the home media market flat though as...

October 22nd 2010 at 4:52pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

For most 2009 was a bad year for business, but the first quarter of 2010 was still worse for the home media market by 8 percent according to the Digital Entertainment Group. Obviously the home media market is highly dependent on the movies released in the theater a few months before, but the studios...

April 18th 2010 at 8:31pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

These updates are getting rather boring now that Blu-ray has a well established foothold in the packaged media business, but it's still interesting to note that for the 1st quarter of 2010, sales were up 68.5 percent over the same quarter last year. Overall packaged media was up 3.1 percent, which i...

April 5th 2010 at 11:53am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

No matter what the benchmark, when you increase the number of households with a Blu-ray player up 76 percent, to 17 million, that's a good year. So what if it is was one of the worst economic times in US history, and that overall home media sales were down 13.7 percent -- not even Blu-ray could fe...

January 18th 2010 at 5:07pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Anyone who prefers their home theater to the big screen knows that the days of long release windows are a thing of the past -- and until Hollywood figures out that delaying movies doesn't encourage us to go to the theater, release windows are here to stay -- but apparently the Media Wonk isn't that...

January 18th 2010 at 2:16pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Even though only a few Redbox kiosks actually offer Blu-ray Discs for rent, we still find the company's trials and tribulations with the studios entertaining and newsy. In this latest complaint, Redbox claims that Warner and Fox have instructed retailers to only allow Redbox kiosk operators to buy...

December 3rd 2009 at 4:11pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Surveys are really like a bad reality show or a train wreak, we just can't help but read them and this latest one from Frank N. Magid Associates is really something. Beyond the usual suspects, like only 63 percent of HD owners believing they are watching HD, is the fact that 13 percent of the respon...

November 25th 2009 at 8:48am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

A good idea is worthless without adoption and we're glad to hear that ZillionTV has signed Paramount, which means that all six major studios are on board. Of course we still don't know how much we're actually going to like ZillionTV because although streaming content for free or ad-supported sounds...

November 10th 2009 at 1:29pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

We believe that the only way to really understand what is going on is to listen to both sides and this one of the reason why we like Home Media Magazine. We feel like it gives us an inside perspective into the minds of the Home Media market, and thus Hollywood. This recent post on said site by Erik...

February 27th 2009 at 7:53pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Everyone's got their own most-anticipated DVD that has yet to make the jump to HD, if Band of Brothers is yours, the wait just got a little shorter. According to The Man Room, the latest issue of Home Media Magazine loosed from an HBO VP the detail that Band of Brothers, #6 top selling DVD of all t...

April 2nd 2008 at 12:49pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Some were very quick to crown Blu-ray the winner when we learned that the Blu-ray player owned 93 percent of the HD movie market the week after Warner went Blu. Evidently the numbers were leaked and the NPD group was quick to respond in an attempt to clear things up. As expected, some were just as q...

January 25th 2008 at 10:35am 0 Comments